Quantum’s new size 120 Cabo spin reel enters the market on a high note, being rated as the ‘No.1 Budget Offshore Spin Reel’ by renowned independent fishing reel reviewer Alan Hawk. And with good reason, too: the level of drag seals and performance, overall reel strength and technology that Quantum has crammed into this price point is very impressive.
The big Cabo 120 is ideal for when you need genuine saltwater power for reef and offshore fishing with bait, lures or jigs. The sealed super-sized drag includes an impressive stack of ceramic, carbon fibre and stainless steel washers above the spool, with massive ceramic and carbon fibre washers under the spool, for increased drag capacity, excellent heat dissipation and smooth delivery of power under load.
The Cabo design has a modernistic lightweight frame yet more metal inside and out than its competition. The body and side cover are built from SCR alloy—a material designed in conjunction with marine-engine metal experts—for the ultimate in strength and corrosion resistance. Further protection is added with a SaltGuard 2.0 coating applied to the alloy prior to the painting process. The machined aluminium handle and ported aluminium spool add to the metal count, as does the huge centre shaft, which is complemented by stronger threads.
Cabo is designed to fish with braid but performs equally well with mono. The new 120 size’s extra line capacity enables fishing deeper water and the extra drag power can turn big hard-fighting fish such as GTs, kingfish, tuna, samsonfish, amberjack, mackerel, reds, coral trout and billfish.
The new Cabo design utilises seven hybrid PT bearings plus one sealed anti-reverse bearing. Other features include a nickel-titanium bail and magnetic bail trip mechanism. For icing on the cake, Cabo spin reels are lubricated with premium Hot Sauce grease and oil at the factory, so they’re ready to drag in big saltwater fish, right out of the box.
More information: quantumfishing.com.au